08/24/2010 03:19 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Real-Life Avatar Tribe Threatened By Mine Construction Plans

The government of India has halted plans by UK-based Vedanta Resources to establish a bauxite mine of the sacred tribal lands of the Dongria Kondh and Kutia people in Orissa. The move comes after a report commissioned by India's environment minister found the proposed mine would violate the tribal people's rights, as well as finding Vedanta acted in contempt of the law in try to squash opposition to the mine.

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